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. it is very close to home. >> students in the area had back to school on tuesday except for sandy hook elementary school students. monday the supplies of for the school or move to a nearby town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we need to reach out with love. that is what our community is doing, putting our arms around people. that is still hard to discover why the 20 year-old student >> we know as investigators that the people want to know what happened, why did this happen? we will make it crystal clear picture as was as much as we possibly can. >> the atf is 0 in an on gun ranges author of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more deter
for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> we'll have more on the future of sandy hook, the school itself in a few minutes. police say they still have work in their investigation. right now, they are interviewing witnesses in hopes of learning more about the horrifying massacre. the shooting, as you can imagine, is affecting parents and kids all over the country, including right here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the students by wearing their school colors. behind me here, you can see there is a fence up around this school. that, of course, is gonna be the topic of discussion among a lot of school administrators. many schools have fences designed to keep intruders out. but if they get in, it's questionable how far they can get. california's superintendent expects more discussions about this. he's alerted all 1100 public scho
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
>> our top story this morning tragedy at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. investigators are trying to piece together information about the shooter. including what could have motivated him to kill more than 20 people. many of them innocent children. >> the nation as mourning the victims of friday's school massacre in new town, connecticut. the shooter is dead and now authorities have the daunting task of identifying the victims. renee marsh joins us now with the latest. >> the most common question is why. as residents came together at this visual friday night. law enforcement continue to piece together what happens. >> we know that this will be mass of and it is a big puzzle that we have to put together. at the center of the puzzle we have the 20 year-old who has been identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record. he was dressed in black fatigue. >> he was always settle different. he kept hisself. i do not think you could say you could predict this. >> nowhere is this sadness more powerful than the small community. >> the press is waiting for a press conferen
. if that included super storm sandy with it says was the biggest response and five years. if the red cross reports does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will inclu
the gunman's older brother ryan lanza into custody for questioning. newtown police arrived at sandy hook elementary school shortly after 9:30 in the morning. they quickly called for state backup and a s.w.a.t. team and released word to expect the worst. >> the majority of those who died today were children beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: parents rushed to pick up their children. >> there's 20 parents that were just told their children are dead. >> reporter: while the investigation continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools
. >>> well, classes resume, schools are open again this morning in newton, except for sandy hook elementary. we have new details about the mother of the shooter in that rampage. people who knew nancy lanza say she was devoted to her children. one aunt said she would come to school and help her son who was a quiet child. many say that nancy would also help friends an traingers. in the meantime, we still know very little about why the young gunman killed children at that elementary school. the fbi said they couldn't get information from a computer at the gunman's home because he had destroyed it with either a hammer or a screwdriver before that massacre. while we're hearing stories of mostly horrifying events related to the shooting, now we're also hearing a story of how one 6-year-old managed to survive. police say a 6-year-old girl preed -- pretended to be dead and that ultimately saved her life. many experts say while she's lucky to be alive, what she saw of her classmates being killed will stay with her the rest of her life. >>> an 18-year-old in fairfield is behind bars, accused of posti
town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
educators who died at sandy hook elementary. similar tributes all around the u.s. this morning. funeral services will take place today for three students and two staff members. abc news will air a special report during this morning's moment of silence 6:28 our time we will airqóg@ju here during the abc7 morning news. we will also stream it live on abc7news.com. >>> people in the southd80] baycs>ñjaá"ti tr""';y?÷ tribute during an interfaith vig=7 ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪élcp>> dozens joined last night's remembrance at the government center in san jose. speakers included two children moved by the tragedy. >> the idea that guns don't kill people, that people kill people is only an excuse. >> i wish that all the victims would rest in peace. >> many people wrote messages and left them on t<ñmjç vigil tree pictures of those who died in connecticut hang from the tree. you can place your on tribute on that tree any time during regular business hours. >>> this morning san francisco police are still investigating whether a driver involved in a hit-and-run in the twin the influence of drugs or alco
. elsewhere, some brick and mortar had little or no sales growth. they blame sandy on the slow down and online national sales figures were up about 22% from last year. >>> instagram's rumors that its losing members isn't true. >> app data is claiming 25 % loss in membership after they changed the terms in service. those figures aren't accurate. >>> global shortages on wheat and so are causing feed prices to gun putting pressure on farmers. >> farmers in britain say the problem with supermarkets are not saying pork producers enough to make a profit. farmers estimate they lose about $16 on every pig alcohol soon cause an hike in all dairy prices. >>> agricultural committee agreed to a 1 year of the expiring u.s. farm bill. without that, milk prices could go up. >> consumers will be in shock when instead of seeing $3.60 a gallon, they see $7 a gallon. >> it would rise gradually, not jump. they will vote tonight. >> california has started to make progress in the infant mortality rate among african-americans. new numbers say the mortality rate among african are americans fell between 2008 and 2010.
to freezing temperatures. >> and millions of dollars donated to the red cross after hurricane sandy hit back east. the reason the red cross is under fire for what it failed to do with all of that money. >> good morning. san francisco, traffic looks good but a problem on the peninsula involving 101. how to get around it. . >>> back to breaking news from the south bay. news chopper 2, back giving us live pictures. look at all this police activity. word classes canceled at monta vista high school in coopertino this is coopertino. canceled because of threatening grafitti. we see all the police officers milling around down there. they have sealed off the school grounds. a news crew is headed there now. we will be on the ground shortly and will bring you a live report on what is going on. >> paul mcartney one of the many big preformers taking the stage last night to raise money for victims of sandy. ♪ [ music ] the concert was held at new york city's madison square garden. more than $30 million was raised just through ticket sales. some of the other artists who reformed include bruce springste
that were hardest hit by super storm sandy. the white house says that the president is requesting more than $60 million. in a joint statement, new york governor andrew cuomo in new jersey gov. chris christie sake, the money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuilt. if they also say the money will be used to protect a region from future storms. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. american airlines pilots overwhelmingly approved a new labor deal it could help the company out of bankruptcy. the allied pilots association says that three-quarters of its nearly 8000 pilots voted for the agreement. the deal includes some compromises on work rules and but benefits. >> shock, sadness and anger in england this morning. a nurse treating the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton for pregnancy complications apparently took her own life. it happened after that nurse took the price call from to australia and disk jockeys. they were pretended to be queen elizabeth who wanted to check what milton. the nurse put the call through. kron 4 urs catherine hee
advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. earlier this year on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season -- sandy and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sights and sounds of italy, but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy a bus ticket from there to the naples airport and cab fair to the train station. >> and what did she bill the airline? less than $70. >> it didn't come, it didn't come, it didn't come, so finally i decided,
in a small connecticut town struggling to heal. nearly one week since the sandy hook shootings, newtown is still coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. more children were laid to rest today as makeshift memorials to the 26 victims continue to grow. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: coming to newtown tonight, new hampshire police confirming that nancy lanza the first shooting victim of her son adam lanza, there was a memorial service for her today in new hampshire. meanwhile, here in newtown, more funerals for the victims of last friday's shooting rampage. a large portrait of 6-year-old benjamin wheeler stood outside trinity episcopal church in newtown, connecticut. about two dozen boy scouts lined up outside to honor the former cub scout. [ belmont stakes ] >> reporter: his was one of several funerals and wakes held today. earlier in the morning a hearse left another church with the coffin of 6-year-old catherine hubbard a little girl known for her love of animals. friday is a week since the massacre. for many in this grief-stricken town the loss hasn't sunk in. >> it
for victims of hurricane sandy. >>> holiday warning if you are ordering ups online. we'll show you where there -- ordering packages online. we'll show you where there's is a thief. >>> michael >>> welcome back. 6:15. these are at the reporting stations which tend to be warmer than your neighborhood, mid 30s, 33 to 35° napa, san rafael, santa rosa, fairfield, concord livermore, 39 san jose, 38 los gatos. redwood city 37 everybody else in the low to mid 40s captainly cooler. the winds are calm to about six miles per hour there is no wind chill this morning. upper 30s to mid 40s through 7:00, near 50 at noon low to mid 50s mostly sunny 4:00 grab a coat this evening mid 40s light rain tomorrow another system will bring lighter rain saturday finally sunday we get a break with mid to upper 50s. >>> watch out new warning about home deliveries. there's a package thief on the loose in fremont. camera caught him in the act. driver of that white car casually walks up to the front door of a home, grabs a package off the doorstep, uses his jacket to conceal it and drives off. this happened last satu
, connecticut. >> how players of violent video games are showing they care in the wake of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> more than a landmark. it's an institution. >> also, one final meal. we're there on the last day of business of a popular waterfront restaurant. . >>> an suv careened off interstate 580 in oakland, crashing into a tree during heavy rain overnight. it happened near the coolidge exit. police are looking for the driver who ran from the scene. the highway patrol hasn't said if weather was a factor in the crash. >>> police in antioch overnight responded to two shootings on the same street within three hours of each other. the first was report order sycamore drive between summersville road and l street before 1:00 this morning. one person was hit and the injury is not considered life threatening. three hours later, officers got another call about gunshots, also on sycamore drive. nobody was injured. officers made one arrest and say at this point they do not think the two shootings are related. >>> a dramatic protest in san francisco today, in support of gun control and in
whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six
storm sandy, which also declined after striking the east coast in late october. >> but let us not forget the reason for the obamas returning from a wire early this is a cliff. >> consumes enervate the lawmakers will be unable to reach a deal before the the digital age is making aging a whole lot easier. >> from talking pill dispenser to tracking devices tucked inside tennis shoes to digital medical scanners that can transmit bottle size to the doctors, today's gadget held senior stay in their homes and can give relief to loved ones and care givers. >> many products to be found in self-help medical goods shops, but they are also offered on line. >> advocates say it is best to consult with health care providers for suggestions on what to use. >> facebook has poked its way into the top prize of mobile apps yet again. >> the social media company put smaller developers on notice last week with the launch of its new polka at 4 iphone. >> the app mimics snapshots--snap chat, a popular app with teens that allow users to send images that self-destruct moments after the recipient use it. >> polka
for sandy victims. they will debate the bill on monday. republicans are looking at a smaller initial package to cover immediate needs. they are awaiting for more detailed evidence on damages for additional spending. meantime, the teachers' union are pledging a billion dollars to help repair roads and bridges >>> blue shield is proposing raising rates as much as 20% to individual policyholders. >> shame on you! >> past rate hikes have attracted molesters outside offices in san francisco. under the plan, the average rate hike would be 12% but some could see rate increases as high as 20%. consumer groups point to their huge cash reserve and nearly 4 bye and say some of the money should be used to off set the rate increase. they say the money is needed it can pay all climbs. >> if you get up extra early to go for a run, new research suggests that best time may be the afternoon. they used mice how exercise affects the internal clock. they thought they would see the best results from morning exercise but instead, mice that ran later make more proteins. >> it's 4:57. a pair of powerful earthquakes
killed inside sandy hook elementary. the moment of silence was held 9:30 this morning when the gunman began his rampage in the school one week ago killing six adults and 20 children. the remembrance of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tweet beforehand that says: 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults, together we will carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. earlier today, the president released a video responding to an online petition signed by more than 400,000 asking for an immediate introduction of gun control legislation in congress. >> the president: i wanted to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: for the first time since the shooting the nra hold a news conference. the group did not promise any changes to its policies. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: two protesters briefly stopped the event. >> nra stop killing our children! >> reporter: as the gun control debate intensifies more
in connecticut wants to sue the state over the sandy hook elementary school shooting. he is demanding $100 million in damages on behalf of an unidentified six-year-old girl who survived. he says the girl heard gunfire and screaming and was left with emotional scars. 27 people, including 20 children, were killed two weeks ago when 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother and opened fire at the school before taking his own life. >>> next, new mission for the mars rover. it's about to begin a 2-1/2 billion journey. billion journey. >> a night for extra blankets. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> the mars rover curiosity has a new mission
rings in all, one for each of the 26 victims killed inside sandy hook elementary. the moment of silence was held 9:30 this morning when the gunman began his rampage in the school one week ago killing six adults and 20 children. the remembrance of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tweet beforehand that says: 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults, together we will carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. earlier today, the president released a video responding to an online petition signed by more than 400,000 asking for an immediate introduction of gun control legislation in congress. >> the president: i wanted to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: for the first time since the shooting the nra hold a news conference. the group did not promise any changes to its policies. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: two protesters briefly stopped the event. >> nra stop killing our children! >> reporter:
partly thanks to superstorm sandy buyers returning to show rooms in november after the waters receded and replacement demand increased after hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by sandy. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning
of silence to mark the one week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. [ bells ] >> reporter: then the church bells will ring signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked me last night, he said, has this rocked your faith in god? and i said, absolutely not. but it has done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love and emotions for the families of the victims extends far beyond this memorial in newtown something emilie parker's family found out when they took her body home to ogden, utah. >> a lot of you guys don't even know who she is. a lot of you never even met her. [ crying ] >> reporter: the father of 6- year-old victim emilie parker tried to thank the hundreds who showed up for her memorial service. >> i'm so thankful for everybody that's here. [
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy -- along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. here in the bay area. malls were bustling again today. this time with shoppers looking to *return gifts. new at eight. kron-4's scott rates shows us the post- chirstmas shopping scene in daly city. >> it has been one return after another at this disney store. >> this pesky white elephant? >> i did not like the smell >> they were packed. >> this is $9.99 a press normally 20. >> this is from the lion king. and his entire bedroom is the lion king. >> according to the advisory electronics and jewelry increased by 0.7 percent compared to last year. it is the worst sales performance since 2008. but it does not seem like it. >> it has been incredibly busy and it feels like i am in and and farm. >> people are feeling the crowds. a spokesperson a sign that you can expect these crops for the rest of the year. in daly city, scott rates, kron 4. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to ta
named firefighter of the year in his department. he was helping those affected by hurricane sandy. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy this christmas on the heels of that massive shooting that happened at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman killed 20 young children and killed six employees at that school. so they're trying to do something in forms of celebrating but it's hard to do at this time. so they're chipping in as a community to lift their spirits. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. and it's all about the kids. and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> and here you can see one group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears to kids on christmas eve yesterday. also today all of the police officers in newtown, they get the day"gqç.b to be wih their families. officers from surrounding towns are going to come to newtown and cover their shifts. >>> 7:23 is the time right now. we'll be back with more. >> we got somebjc7.u weather aroud the country on this christmas day. as y
at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. >>> we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san fra
and napa downtown san francisco 43 degrees and sandy l is 38. most of the moisture for the end pending storm is sitting off shore. it will start to sag its way south and we will see a light rain beginning this afternoon for the north bay. we are easy and sprinkled around coverdale. the air is too dry for it to reach land so we are under mainly dry conditions right now. changes are at hand and future cast four for 8 tonight we will continue to see showers developed into the over-dollars. night hours. r storm warning goes into a fax at 6:00 a.m. friday and goes until 4:00 a.m. monday. most of the snow that will fall will be above 4,000 ft. in height ball before highway 89. if you are headed in that direction will certainly need your chains. overnight 57, number for pleasanton in sunnyvale and san mateo. rain will continue into the weekend, unstable weather will stick in the bay area with the exception of christmas day. 7 day around the bay forecast shows three storms 14 today, one for saturday, and the third one on sunday. 8:21 a.m. and here is george. >> look at the bay bridge. the mete
're facing opposition from the national rifle association. since the massacre is sandy hook elementary school in new town, connecticut senate term dianne feinstein has been promising to push for a renewal of legislation banning certain weapons. other senators have voiced their support for such legislation. but then in are a ceo wayne lapieree is dismissing any bans on assault weapons and made clear yesterday that it was highly unlikely that the nra would support any new gun regulations. >> we will be right back. >> a break tone from some in congress sunday on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress are on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks will resume to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january 1st. andrew spencer has the latest. >> this is the first time that i feel that it is more likely that will go over the cliff that not. if we allow this to happen it will be the most colossal consequence so act congressionally. this will be very irresponsible. >> president obama stated that he w
a stand against gun violence. >> demon straighters held signs for those 26 lost at the sandy hook elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and not in the hands of civilians. >> they picked outside a sporting good store. it opened a short time and was forced to close because of the protest. people held up signs that said no guns here and protect your children >>> they are taking part in a holiday tradition right now. they are preparing thousands of meals for people who are unable to leave their homes for the holidays. >> for many seniors who live alone. a visit by a volunteer is the only contact they will have on christmas. >> they will be delivered on christmas morning. >> they are asking for holiday donations. they are holding curb side drop off through monday. the
added fewer than expected jobs they blame hurricane sandy for part of that decline. we'll see what the government has to say in a couple of days. stocks holding on to positive, -- [ unintelligible ] facebook is one of the stocks we are watching trading slightly higher stocks getting extra attention getting added to the nasdaq 100 index next week that could help facebook. have you been in better spirits lately? sales of alcoholic drinks at restaurants saw a 5% jump. researchers say booze-buying is on track to go up this year and next. according to consumers part of the increase has to do with food and drink pairings that we are seeing at so many restaurants, beer dinners and tequila tastings. i'm sure you see that every morning, right? i'm jane king, at the new york stock exchange. >>> we are on the storm watch this morning, we have live team coverage we start with mike and a look at where the rain is now. >>> heavy just about everywhere that's the problem with this morning, all of us except for south bay and extreme north bay getting dealt with a blow of moderate to heavy rain at t
into jumpstart and repairs to make a livable after superstar on sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city. the nyse rabbit ears program aims to get people back into their own homes not tipperary housing. federal and city officials see it as an innovative answer to this challenge of the housing dollars of storm victims. the program since contractors to restore power, he, and other essential free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close. in fact mitt romney whose first name is willard was named after the hotels founder john willard marriott. >> it is a high resolution so in a high-profile
damaged from sandy. contractors will be isn't out to repair the homes at no charge to the montgomerys -- to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from pea -- fema. new york is paying for the rest of it. some say the help is not coming fast enough. >>> also, the mayor of america whack, new jersey will begin its challenge to live on food stamps for a week. he made that bet on twitter with one of its followers last month. the two will eat only what they can buy with $28.78. that's the average that people spent with food stamps. he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 7:44. frightening story for any parent. your child is missing. ktvu's pam cook is in the newsroom with this story. >> the child missing is lost by those paid to watch over her. she's autistic. staff members say they followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost sight of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. >> i'm looking at my daughter -- and by the bruises, i know what
of superstar on sandy mastercard adviser and wells fargo reports spending by holiday shoppers trump said the impact on small businesses in november. >> the report says shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in november than they did last year. total u.s. retail sales increased 4.5% of the net same time. >> red box is looking to challenge to red envelope guys. >> red box, the ddt kiosk co. is launching a movie screening service to challenge net flicks. the news service will offer an unlimited streaming video plan that includes movies from warner brothers, and epix along with four night of dvd rentals, for $8 a month. the service will not include tv shows when it launches on an invitation only base by the end of the year. >> we will take a break is 5:11 a.m.. here is a live look at the bay bridge for tick traffic is moving well at the toll plaza and the ground is not terribly wet although we have scattered showers. we will get a full report with erica coming up on the =dj welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. >> new this morning. the first section of a spire that will ride a
of the nation paused this morning to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting exactly one week ago today. abc's linsey davis shows us what people in newtown, connecticut, and across the country are doing to pay tribute. >> reporter: here in newtown and beyond, a moment of silence and tolling of bells at 9:30 this morning at houses of worship across the country. bells rang 26 times, honoring the memories of 20 children and 6 women. from the president, a message to immediately address introduce laws on gun control. >> i want to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: and for the first time since the tragedy, we'll hear from the national rifle association this morning, in a news conference that's been billed as a promise to be, quote, meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. it's a discussion that abc's cynthia mcfadden had with new york city mayor, michael bloomberg, on "nightline." >> you hold them responsible? >> well, i hold you and me responsible. i said that we didn't pay attentio
handing out cash to people hit hard from super storm sandy. wait until you see the reaction this man gets. it's an incredible story. hope you will join us. >> we will, of course. thank you, dan, so much. >> thanks. >> in sports, tonight the first place warriors host the pacers at oracle arena at 7:30. last night stanford came out smelling like rows in the pac-12 championship game against ucla. here's the highlights. >>> good morning. after beating ucla six days ago the cardinals and bruins met last night with a trip to the rose bowl on the line and this was a knock down, drag-out fight in the rain. bad weather kept the crowd down, about half full. stanford hammered the bruins last saturday, but this is a different game. up 14-7. huntley picked off by reynolds who has been so clutch this weekend. has three pick sixes. this should have been four as he weaves his way down the field. the refs botch the call after 80-yard return and spot him down at the 1 even though it should have been a touchdown. next play, and taylor punches it in. he becomes stanford's all-time leading rusher. tied it up
is turning its attention to a $60 billion disaster aid package for super storm sandy victims. they will debate the bill on monday but republicans are looking at a smaller package to cover immediate needs. they are waiting for more detailed evidence for damage on additional spending. new york city teachers' union are pledging a billion dollars to help repair roads and bridges and other damaged infrastructure. >> if you are an early riser to get the work out, it may be best in the afternoon. they thought they would see the best results from morning exercise, instead they found mice that ran later produced more proteins. previous studies have linked disruptions in our body clocks to increased risk of obesity, depression, memory loss, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. >> a new study shows the feelings you have when quitting junk food is similar to brag drug habit. researchers say a high fat diet causes chemical changes in your brain and they could lead to stress and withdrawal symptoms. the chemicals are similar to those in human brains. the study is in the international
at the sandy hook school already are triggered action to help reduce gun violence and save lives. bridgeport, connecticut, raised over $100,000 to fund a gun buyback. gun owners cashed in their weapons. >> even if you get one off the street it is one less that has the potential to get into the wrong hands. >> reporter: the national debate reignited with a proposal to station armed guards in every school in the country. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. abc news, new york. >>> as you just heard and probably know, the national rifle association national school shield proposal unveiled in the wake of the connecticut shoe shooting calls for every school to have an armed guard for protection but is that the answer? on abc's this week this george stephanopoulos asa hutchinson compares the current nra proposal with the national debate that took place before armed air martials were put on planes in an effort to deter terrorism. >> it was an intense debate that on o airplanes
and transportation that were damaged by super storm sandy. the initial estimate for the damages $7 billion. new york's metropolitan transit system says much of their train tunnels, station and critical of equipment have been destroyed. the port authority of new york and new jersey which operates three airports say they are still trying to calculate their recover costs. >> on a quick break as the kron4 morning is returns. we are watching traffic moving slow some of the and traffic here. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you g
and delays in october. much of that is thanks to hurricane sandy that disrupted air travel lull with the skulls. airlines had 80 percent of their flights arrived on time in october. that's down 5% from october 2011. airlines canceled almost 3% of their flights compared to a 0.8% in october 2011. the cancellation rate was the highest for any october in the past 17 years. >> let's take a look is storm tracker 4 we're just thinking of light showers or around the bay. highway 4 over will pass is indicating light rain. it is not writing any more at the san mateo bridge but you will encounter showers for the 880 corridor. this is stating that we will have showers and i do what to let you know how much rain is currently falling per hour. it looks like a big amount. almost to tens of an inch an hour. this religious depends on where you are located and as we take a look exactly what this is expected to move on it will hit mountain view. >> it will not start until prodded the next few minutes so this is something that we will continue to monitor. the wider view shows that most of the show
on the east coast in the wake of hurricane sandy. another was deployed recently during a massive power outage at candlestick park. >> at one point today...nearly 100-thousand pg&e customers were without power. right now...that 2,750 are power-less. the most outages the north bay. >> 1500 15-hundred are in the dark there. 600 east bay customers have no power. 500 on the peninsula. 100 in the south bay and 50 customers are without power in san francisco. >> stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the storm. with updates also available on kron4.com, along with our facebook and twitter pages. no decision on the fate of same-sex marriage in california. the quartz room not announce until monday if they will make a review on proposition 8. supporters appealed to the u.s. supreme court after the lower court found that unconstitutional. if the court found that it will not try the case the same-sex marriages will resume in california but if they hear the case arguments will likely take place in the spring. the court also has the option of telling consideration what are not to take up the appeal at a
the board walks from hurricane sand. the costs -- sandy. the costs range. many towns are debating whether to build with wood or more stronger materials. some sentimental locals say you can't have a boardwalk without boards. others say the wood just is not strong enough to survive these kinds of storms. >>> it looks like there won't be any more strikes at the portland of oakland for a couple of years. 500 workers who walked 0 the job for one day last month have now ratified a four-year contract. it gives them 2 1/2% cost of living increases next year and in 2014. there's also a $3500 signing bonus. the port commission is expected to approve this new contract next week. >>> well, close to 38,000 people have already signed an on online petition against the new logo for the university of california. the new, more simple and contemporary image, there it is. it was unveiled on friday. besides the website changed, there's several other facebook pages stopping the university from using. they say they will still use the 144-year-old seal but says the new logo represents a modern look for the unive
will be performing a concert in new york's madison square garden. that's for victims of hurricane sandy. this is the last time we we'll see a sequential day, month and year in our lifetime. the next time will be 98 years from now, in the year 2110 on 10/10/10. >>> we want to mention quickly that the accident on the san mateo bridge sal was telling us about is clear now. i'm looking at our ktvu.com traffic report t looks a little slow in the westbound -- report. it looks a little slow in the westbound direction. >>> was it justified? the man accused of pushing another man in the path of a subway? he may have an explanation. >>> and all of the squid beaching themselves on the coast in santa cruz. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another st
and chronic homelessness by the end of 2015. >> coastal communities destroyed by superstar on sandy are rushing to rebuild their boardwalks and tie for next summer. they are in the race to finish by the end of may to retain tourists money that will need next year. seaside, that's- seaside heights, new jersey gets about 75% of its budget for tourism. towns like bellmawr, under their spending around 200--$20 million to rebuild its war wall. new york mayor olmert has said no new wooden boardwalk should be built. as he favors concrete boardwalk we will get an update on the dry times in the morning commute coming up and watch of the weather. we have blue sky out there on this chilly monday morning when we act in a minute on kron 4 morning morning when we act in a minute on krlook at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an a
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